Student Recital: Ravel, Haydn, Liszt, Prokofiev

Hands on Piano

A student recital. The program:

Ravel: “Alborada del gracioso,” from Miroirs
Yijia Wang, piano

Miroirs written by French composer Maurice Ravel is a suite of five movements; each movement is dedicated to a member of the artist group Les Apaches. Yijia Wang plays the fourth movement, “Alborada del gracioso,” influence by Spanish dance themes. Yijia describes it as technically challenging.

Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50
Ying Li, piano

Ying Li performs two very different pieces technically and musicality. The first is Haydn’s Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50 one of his last piano sonatas. Ying describes this piece as very dream like and different from traditional Haydn.

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor
Ying Li, piano

The next piece is very different from the Haydn sonata, which is very classical and fits into a box. Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor is romantic and full of passion. The movements are: Allegro; Adagio and Allegro molto.

Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94bis
Maria Ioudenitch, violin; Elena Jivaeva, piano

Sergey Prokofiev was a Russian Composer born in 1891. The Sonata in D major,
Op. 94bis was arranged for violin in 1943 for his friend David Oistrakh, a renowned Soviet violinist, after he wrote the Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94 in 1942. The work was well received in its violin version. The movements are: Moderato; Scherzo: Presto; Andante; and Allegro con brio.

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